The Formation of a Soviet Company Town: Cheliabinsk, 1900s’1950s

  • Lennart Samuelson

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About this book


A major production site of Soviet KV and T-34 tanks in WWII, the town of Cheliabinsk in the Urals was nicknamed 'Tankograd', its civilian machine-building factories swiftly converted to arms production. This book gives a social, economic and political panorama that describes everyday life in a typical Soviet company town during the Stalin era.


civil war Cold War Home Front Russia Stalin Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR)

Authors and affiliations

  • Lennart Samuelson
    • 1
  1. 1.Stockholm School of EconomicsSweden

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2011
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-30264-2
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-31666-9
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